This 140-mile trail, which originates in Valley Forge, arcs west into the fields and forests of Pennsylvania Dutch Country before linking with the Appalachian Trail some 15 miles from Harrisburg. Areas of the trail skirt, and are sometimes blocked, by suburban development, but many portions near Valley Forge offer a relaxing slice of woodland and river valley landscape.

Access for the trail is near Washington's Headquarters, which is located off of Valley Creek Rd.